Christian Encarnacion-Strand Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 224 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/1/1999 (24)
- Oklahoma State
Christian Encarnacion-Strand Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Christian Encarnacion-Strand News
Cincinnati Reds infielder Christian Encarnacion-Strand is back in the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Kenta Maeda. The rookie didn't appear in his club's series-opening 7-3 win on Monday but will return to hit seventh and play third base for the second of three games with the Twins. The 23-year-old has had a nice debut season as he's hitting .273 with eight home runs, two stolen bases, and a .771 OPS across 198 trips to the plate. In fact, Encarnacion-Strand is 4-for-7 with two HR, one SB, and four RBI over his last two games. Interestingly, all eight of his home runs and 13 of his 15 extra-base hits have come against right-handed pitching for the righty-swinging infielder.
Cincinnati Reds rookie third baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand will start Thursday's game against the Detroit Tigers on the bench for the third time in the last four games. Spencer Steer is starting at third base and batting third, while Jake Fraley is the designated hitter and batting leadoff against Tigers right-hander Reese Olson. Now that Fraley and Joey Votto are back from the injured list, Encarnacion-Strand hasn't seen as much regular playing time for Cincy. The 23-year-old rookie has hit .263 (46-for-175) with six home runs, seven doubles, 22 RBI and 18 runs scored in his first 50 major-league contests this year. As long as the Reds remain healthy the rest of the way, Encarnacion-Strand may struggle to find consistent at-bats.
Cincinnati Reds infielder Christian Encarnacion-Strand is back in the starting lineup Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. The rookie hasn't appeared since Saturday against the Cardinals as he also sat out Sunday before Monday's off day. It's been a decent initial showing for the 23-year-old who owns a .260 average with six homers, one stolen base, and a .721 OPS across 187 trips to the plate since his big-league promotion. A 4.8% BB% has hurt his overall numbers while it appears Encarnacion-Strand has been on the fortunate side of things considering his elevated .345 BABIP. He will man first base and hit sixth Wednesday against the Tigers' ace.